Sentence remissions for convicted Brazilian ex-president Lula

The Brazilian ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been in jail for corruption greatly reduced.

The 73-year-old Lula was twice convicted for corruption and money laundering. Today, the ex-president a term of imprisonment of twelve years, but which is now shortened to eight years and ten months.

The second highest court of Brazil decided to sentence remissions because they came to the conclusion that the imposed sentence was heavy.

By the sentence remissions, in combination with the imprisonment which he has already served, the ex-president this year still rely on the further relief of his conviction. So can he in september a request to do alone at night in a cell should stay, and during the day around to be able to walk.

The left-wing politician in the second case against him in an appeal against the sentence of twelve years and eleven months. Only if that punishment is to be reduced, he is eligible for early or partial release.


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Lula ran into trouble when it came to light that he is a luxury beach house had adopted, of a company. In return, favored the president during his term of office that company the outsourcing of jobs.

The Brazilian ex-president has always maintained, never something wrong to have done so. He was between 2003 and 2010 at the head of the government in the South American country. In that period he got the poverty in Brazil is successful, what him a lot of popularity and efficiency.

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